Direct echo of infamous Bush "41" remarks about "lobbyists"
Washington, DC (July 30, 2015) - Today, Republican Jewish Coalition Executive Director Matt Brooks issued the following statement concerning Obama administration rhetoric attacking Americans who oppose his nuclear pact with Iran.
During a conference call with supporters this evening, President Obama said, "The lobbying taking place on the other side is fierce, well-financed and relentless."
Brooks responded, "Some of us have been around long enough to remember how Jewish groups - including Jewish Republicans - came down hard on the first President Bush for similar remarks.
"Apparently, the President's claim that he 'welcomes a robust debate' was just rhetoric - like his administration's repeated pledges to make Iran submit to 'anytime, anywhere' inspections.
"Jewish leaders need to hold President Obama to the same standards they held the first President Bush. And President Obama should stick to the facts and stop demonizing Americans who are rightly skeptical of his dubious deal with the Tehran regime."
In a September 12, 1991 press conference, President George H.W. Bush said, in response to a question about loan guarantees to Israel:
"I think it will sell, but it's taken a little time. And we're up against a very strong and effective, sometimes, groups that go up to the Hill. I heard today there was something like a thousand lobbyists on the Hill working the other side of the question. We've got one lonely little guy down here doing it."